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Epic albums to hear before you die

Epic albums to hear before you die

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lazyitus

Original Poster:

19,858 posts

173 months

Sunday 13th November 2011
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Artist, Title, Genre, period and comment please.

The KLF

The White Room

Alternative/Acid House/Ambient/Trance

1991

Just rediscovered how utterly brilliant this album is. Immense.

doosht

184 posts

63 months

Sunday 13th November 2011
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Rolling Stones - get yer ya ya's out

wmg100

1,686 posts

121 months

Sunday 13th November 2011
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Neil Young - After The Goldrush

waffles

62 posts

57 months

Sunday 13th November 2011
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Pink Floyd:
The Wall
Dark Side Of The Moon

The Beatles:
Revolver
Abbey Road

Bob Dylan:
Blonde on blonde
Blood on the tracks

The Smiths:
The Queen Is Dead

Morrissey:
Viva Hate

Straight6DOHC

231 posts

89 months

Sunday 13th November 2011
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Screamadelica
The Black Album, Metallica
Endtroducing
Psychocandy
Nothing's Shocking
Siamese Dream
Raw Power
I, II, III & IV


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Mojooo

9,471 posts

87 months

Monday 14th November 2011
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Arist - Meatloaf
Album - Bat Out Of Hell
Year - 1977
Genre - Rock

Just lvoe it - its so over the top and never heard an album that is like it and is as good.

Cooky

4,939 posts

144 months

Monday 14th November 2011
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This should be heard by all music lovers at least once



Enjoy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR8lLk-kczA

alfa pint

3,856 posts

118 months

Monday 14th November 2011
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Radiohead - OK Computer ~ 1996 - obvious, but obvious for a reason.

Pixies - Doolittle - ~ 1989 - pre-invention of grunge.

The Twilight Sad - 14 Autumns and 13 Winters (or something v similar to it) ~ 2008. Immense album, dark, brooding, angry, sad, intense, bittersweet, sometimes just bitter, beautiful.

Noah and the Whale - First Days of Spring ~ 2009. Stunningly sad breakup album, with one very very happy song in the middle.

Eels - Electroshock Blues ~ 1995. Tale of mental breakdown, life on a mental ward, rehabilitation and hope for the future. Exquisite album.

Bryan Adams - Reckless ~ 1985. Proper proper pub rock, not a bad song on the album, great production, not too 80s, timeless.

Muse - Absolution ~ 2003. How to mix metal with classical piano concertos, pomp rock and opera. It just shows that nothing is impossible.

Pink Floyd - The obvious one is The Wall, for a very good reason. And Dark Side of the Moon didn't sell billions by accident. But the epic one for me would be The Final Cut. The music isn't necessarily as expansive or cutting edge as some of the other albums, and it lacks a killer 'single' like Another Brick in the Wall or Money or Time or Comfortably Numb, but it's Waters at his utmost savage, lyrical best, very satirical, very bitter, very sarcastic, very black humoured and so very touching at times. Everyone should hear it once at least - it's one way of getting in touch with the early 80s and all the issues faced then, not least of all about the threat of nuclear war and the anger over the Falklands.

I'm not quoting any Beatles or Stones albums, as for every 5 amazing songs you get 4 or 5 duff ones. Even the White Album, which has at least 7 or 8 classics on there has about 5 or 6 pretty average songs. Dylan's blond on blond album is pretty bloody good, but I'm just not a big enough fan to put in this list.

lazyitus

Original Poster:

19,858 posts

173 months

Monday 14th November 2011
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/\ Nice descriptions thumbup

Gonna try that 'The Twilight Sad - 14 Autumns and 13 Winters'

traffman

1,726 posts

116 months

Monday 14th November 2011
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The White room , klf is a fantastic album to discover.

I could be predictable but i reckon gold against the soul by the Manics.

craigb84

1,393 posts

59 months

Monday 14th November 2011
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All depends on the invididual I guess but my most epic albums would be;

Kings of Leon - Because of the Times

Killers - Hot Fuss

Daft Punk - Musique Vol. 1

Foo Fighters - Greatest Hits (only because it has all of my favourite tracks)

Bomber Denton

8,743 posts

175 months

Monday 14th November 2011
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Ten of my most played....


Marillion - Misplaced Childhood
Clash - London Calling
Mansun - Attack Of The Grey Lanterns
INXS - Kick
Levellers - Levelling The Land
The The - Soul Mining
Who - Quadrophenia (Original not soundtrack)
Simple Minds - Live In The City Of Light
Spear Of Destiny - World Service
Adam & The Ants - Dirk Wears White Sox

Bomber Denton

8,743 posts

175 months

Monday 14th November 2011
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plus...

Anything by Air.

Melvin Udall

73,668 posts

162 months

Monday 14th November 2011
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Status Quo - Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon - Little rock, bit of blues, a mixyblob - Before the cheese, a superb album, with great songs from start to end. 70's
Royksopp - The Understanding - Electronic sort of stuff - Another cracker, with atmospheric, weird tunes, with their greatest ditty right in the middle, 'What Else is There?'. Naughties.
Deep Purple - Made in Japan - Rock - Along with Quesn Live at Wembley, one of the greatest live albums on this planet. 70's
Queen - Live at Wembley - Rock, glam rock, soft rock - Just stunning. The DVD with the visual performance is something else as well. '86
Greydon Square - The Compton Effect - Rap/hipiddyhoppidy - Despite not being a fan of rap, it tends to be bare cause I have no idea what they are saying. This chap has something to say, and is eloquent. Great album in a trilogy. Naughties.
The Undertones - Cher O'Bowlies - pop rock? - Generation album by the wobbly voiced one, and his band. 70's
Queen - At the Beeb - Fantasy Rock? - Parton a series the BBC did back in the day. 70's

Years are all guesses, except for Live at Wembley! I could list more! smile genres are hard. I take no notice of them, to be honest,

Edited by Melvin Udall on Monday 14th November 19:58

james_gt3rs

3,933 posts

98 months

Monday 14th November 2011
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Guns N' Roses - Appetite for destrution - Heavy metal/hard rock 1987

Just one of the most exciting debuts in the history of rock, not a bad track on the album...

B Huey

4,881 posts

106 months

Monday 14th November 2011
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No Other by Gene Clark, former frontman with The Byrds. I could pick any of his albums, but this is the masterpiece.

An absolute classic by a forgotten genius.


Title track, No Other

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YULwbhga18



This track, From a Silver Phial, was heavily plagiarised by Noel Gallagher.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WFhKSG6DoUhtt





RustySpanner

568 posts

73 months

Monday 14th November 2011
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On a slighly different tact -

Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians.

Massively influential but more importantly also beautiful, subtle and magical. Loose yourself in it. Probably the ultimate example of minimalism and a stunning lesson how less can be more.

Crackie

1,856 posts

149 months

Tuesday 15th November 2011
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The Cult ~ Love ~ 1985 ~ Worth hearing for Billy Duffy's riffs alone. music

David Sylvian ~ Gone to Earth ~ 1986 ~ Great musicians playing dark, atmospheric & thought provoking music.

Joni Mitchell ~ Hejira ~ 1976 ~ One of the greatest singer / songwriters on top form.

Prince ~ Sign of the Times ~ 1987 ~ Prince at his peak. Mesmerising at the time and still incredible now.

Edited by Crackie on Thursday 17th November 16:46

onomatopoeia

3,458 posts

124 months

Tuesday 15th November 2011
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RustySpanner said:
On a slighly different tact -

Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians.

Massively influential but more importantly also beautiful, subtle and magical. Loose yourself in it. Probably the ultimate example of minimalism and a stunning lesson how less can be more.
This. I saw it performed in 2006 at the Carnegie Hall, simply awesome.

Amazed anyone else has even heard of it though hehe

mrmaggit

10,124 posts

155 months

Tuesday 15th November 2011
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Cooky said:
This should be heard by all music lovers at least once



Enjoy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR8lLk-kczA
Oh yes.